Re: [hackers-il] Two New Software-Related Ideas
- On 25/10/06, Shlomi Fish <shlomif@...> wrote:
> One problem Nadav once mentioned with the info pages, is that they are split``info foo | less`` gives you the whole manual in one document. But
> into several sections and sub-sections and so one cannot search them for a
> keyword as conveniently as one can using a man page.
this loses hyperlinks and gains nothing.
As amit says, `Ctrl-S` and `/` work accross sections in the standalone
`info` reader. `i` searches the index which is usually high-quality.
> >`pinfo` is friendlier but less powerful. Browser access (e.g. dwww)
> > 3) The major problem is that the standard browser (info info -
> > contains a tutorial), is very emacs-ish, which, while immediate and
> > intuitive to some of us, is intimidating to others.
> I could never get the hang of the "info" command line. :-)
is probably your best option today.
> >What's missing?
> > Debian provides a nice set of tools, which should let you read all
> > docs (man, info and html-docs) of installed packages using your web
> > browser ( I think most packages do register themself using doc-base) .
> > I believe the 3 alternatives are "dwww","doc-central" and "dhelp"
> > (each having different set of capabilities and different requirements
> > - e.g. dhelp does not require a webserver)
> > This is all I can say right now - since I did not yet try any of the 3.
> Interesting. I suppose it uses texinfo2html and man2html. Not precisely the
> level of integration that I'm looking for.
Beni Cherniavsky <cben@...> (I read email only on weekends)